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TU248 - Fluorite $ 750
Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


Fluorite from Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu248a.jpg] Fluorite from Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu248b.jpg] Fluorite from Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu248c.jpg] Fluorite from Chasan Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/tu248d.jpg]

Water clear light green Fluorite cubes on matrix. Central main isolated cube is 2cm on the diagonal. Some of the smaller crystals are so clear you can't see them until you reflect light off their faces. This is the best quality from this find that I could find. Complete all around and undamaged. Better than photos.


J386 - Azurite with Malachite $ 280
Liufengshan Mine, Anhui Province, China
small cabinet - 9 x 5 x 5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/J386a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/J386b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Liufengshan Mine, Anhui Province, China [db_pics/pics/J386c.jpg]

Highly lustrous Azurite crystals, some partially psuedomorphed to Malachite. Besides the main coverage of crystals on top, there are also many vugs of crystals on the sides and bottom. Undamaged old specimen, with old collection number attached to the bottom.


J376 - Arsenopyrite with Quartz $ 450
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
cabinet - 13 x 10 x 7.5 cm


Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J376a.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J376b.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J376c.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J376d.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J376e.jpg]

Lustrous metallic Arseonpyrite crystals with large Quartz crystals. This would be a great addition to a Yaogangxian or Chinese collection. Large, showy specimen.


J571 - Azurite $ 350
Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China
miniature - 4.5 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571a.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571b.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571c.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571d.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571e.jpg] Azurite from Shi Lu Copper Mine, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J571f.jpg]

Fine floater cluster of Azurite crystals with a good, bright blue color (not too dark or black). Complete all around and undamaged.


J561 - Fluorite on Quartz with Scheelite $ 350
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 5 cm


Fluorite on Quartz with Scheelite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J561a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Scheelite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J561b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Scheelite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J561c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Scheelite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J561d.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Scheelite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J561e.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Scheelite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J561f.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Scheelite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J561g.jpg]

Attractive and classic Yaogangxian specimen consisting of a large double-terminated Quarz crystal, cubic purple Fluorite, yellow/green Mica, and tan Scheelite crystals. It's nearly a floater with a small point of contact at the base, otherwise complete all around and undamaged.


J550 - Stannite $ 180
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 1.8 cm


Stannite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J550a.jpg] Stannite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J550b.jpg] Stannite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J550c.jpg]

Lustrous metallic, bronze-colored crystals of Stannite. Yaogangxian Stannite is in my opinion the best in the world. This is a pristine cluster with mica atttached to the backside, with a point of contact at the base.


J440 - Quartz Scepter with sulfide inclusion $ 150
China
small cabinet - 6.7 x 3.0 x 2.5 cm


Quartz Scepter with sulfide inclusion from China [db_pics/pics/J440a.jpg] Quartz Scepter with sulfide inclusion from China [db_pics/pics/J440b.jpg] Quartz Scepter with sulfide inclusion from China [db_pics/pics/J440c.jpg]

A water-clear Quartz scepter crystal with a perfect termination and an interesting black inclusion inside of a small bubble. Under magnification, the inclusion has the distinct appearance of a sulfide mineral, Chalcocite being a good possibility. All of the crystal faces are lustrous, razor sharp, and show no contact, chippng, etc.


J478 - Orpiment $ 350
Jiepaiyu Mine, Shimen deposit, Shimen Co., Changde, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 9.0 x 8.0 x 6.9 cm


Orpiment from Jiepaiyu Mine, Shimen deposit, Shimen Co., Changde, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J478a.jpg] Orpiment from Jiepaiyu Mine, Shimen deposit, Shimen Co., Changde, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J478b.jpg] Orpiment from Jiepaiyu Mine, Shimen deposit, Shimen Co., Changde, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J478c.jpg] Orpiment from Jiepaiyu Mine, Shimen deposit, Shimen Co., Changde, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J478d.jpg] Orpiment from Jiepaiyu Mine, Shimen deposit, Shimen Co., Changde, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J478e.jpg] Orpiment from Jiepaiyu Mine, Shimen deposit, Shimen Co., Changde, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J478f.jpg]

A group of elongated, terminated Orpiment crystals to over 2cm radiating in all directions from a matrix of massive Orpiment. Deep orange-butterscotch color specimen from this Classic Chinese locality.


J479 - Cuprite on Copper $ 350
Chengmenshan Mine, Jiujiang Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China
small cabinet - 8.6 x 6.5 x 5.0 cm


Cuprite on Copper from Chengmenshan Mine, Jiujiang Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/J479a.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Chengmenshan Mine, Jiujiang Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/J479b.jpg] Cuprite on Copper from Chengmenshan Mine, Jiujiang Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China [db_pics/pics/J479c.jpg]

A superb, large, almost 9cm wide example with lustrous octahedral Cuprite crystals on native Copper completely lining a cavity in the host matrix rust brown Limonite. Out of a collection and comes with a Collector's Edge label showing a price of $450.


J700 - Mimetite $ 450
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan, Guangdong, China
miniature - 5.0 x 2.7 x 2.0 cm


Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan, Guangdong, China [db_pics/pics/J700a.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan, Guangdong, China [db_pics/pics/J700b.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan, Guangdong, China [db_pics/pics/J700c.jpg]

Bright, lustrous, and gemmy Mimetite crystals on matrix. This was an early pick from Arkenstone stock when they first came out years ago (2004?). Quality undamaged specimen with great color.


J673 - Cinnabar $ 350
Yanwuping Mine, Tongren, China
miniature - 5.0 x 4 x 2.0 cm


Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mine, Tongren, China [db_pics/pics/J673a.jpg] Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mine, Tongren, China [db_pics/pics/J673b.jpg] Cinnabar from Yanwuping Mine, Tongren, China [db_pics/pics/J673c.jpg]

Large twinned Cinnabar crystals on white Dolomite crystals. There are 3 crystals here, one very large crystal 1.9cm, with a 1.3cm crystal attached to one side. Near the base is the the third crystal, 7mm in size. All are undamaged.


J770 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 450
China
cabinet - 11 x 9 x 4 cm


Fluorite on Quartz from China [db_pics/pics/J770a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from China [db_pics/pics/J770b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from China [db_pics/pics/J770c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from China [db_pics/pics/J770d.jpg]

Translucent green octahedrons of Fluorite on a Quartz crystal coated matrix. This is a floater well crystallized on all sides with no points of contact. In exceelent condition with damage to one crystal on the back and a small cleave on one crystal visible from the front, otherwise all are perfect, including the Quartz.


J904 - Scheelite on Muscovite $ 1500
Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China
thumbnail - 11 x 8 x 5 cm


Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/J904a.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/J904b.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/J904c.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/j904i.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/j904f.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/j904g.jpg] Scheelite on Muscovite from Mt Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Prov., China [db_pics/pics/j904h.jpg]

A large 4.5cm orange Scheelite is the focal point of the Muscovite crystal mass with other smaller Scheelite crystals. Nearly a floater with crystals on both sides and a small contact area along the bottom edge. I count 10 Scheelite crystals in all. It's in remarkably good condition giventhe crystals being present on all sides, wtihteh only detraction being some chipping on a back edge of the large crystal.


J979 - Mimetite $ 750
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
cabinet - 13 x 10 x 5 cm


Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J979a.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J979b.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J979c.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J979d.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J979e.jpg] Mimetite from Pingtouling Mine, Liannan Co., Qingyuan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China [db_pics/pics/J979f.jpg]

Large specimen of fiery golden Mimetite crystals to 8mm in size. There are a few missing crystals but it's generally free of damage. Saw cut on back and base.


K149 - Azurite with Malachite $ 150
Dexing, Jiangxi Prov., China
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 3.5 cm


Azurite with Malachite from Dexing, Jiangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/k149a.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Dexing, Jiangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/k149b.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Dexing, Jiangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/k149c.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Dexing, Jiangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/k149d.jpg] Azurite with Malachite from Dexing, Jiangxi Prov., China [db_pics/pics/k149e.jpg]

Azurite and Malachite 'geode' with good Azurite crystals on the outside and a beautiful Azurite crystal lined cavity in the middle. .



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